Horses

A lighting test is carried out on the Kelpies in Falkirk ahead of their  official opening to the public later this month. Designed by sculptor Andy Scott each of The Kelpies stands up to 30 metres tall and each one weighs over 300 tonnes. They are constructed of structural steel with a stainless steel outer skin, they pay homage to the tradition of working horses of Scotland which used to pull barges along Scotland's canals.  They stand at the entrance to the North Sea at the Forth and Clyde canal.

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A lighting test is carried out on the Kelpies in Falkirk ahead of their official opening to the public later this month. Designed by sculptor Andy Scott each of The Kelpies stands up to 30 metres tall and each one weighs over 300 tonnes.

Horses being exercised on the hilltops near Leyburn, North Yorkshire on the hilltops of the  Pennines as further snow is forecast for high ground across the UK.  PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday February 12, 2014.

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Horses being exercised on the hilltops near Leyburn, North Yorkshire on the hilltops of the Pennines as further snow is forecast for high ground across the UK.

Horse Racing - Christmas Meeting - Day One - Ascot...Barry Geraghty riding Volnay De Thaix avoids fallen Prince Siegfried the Mitie Kennel Gate Novices' Hurdle Race at Ascot Racecourse, Berkshire. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday December 20, 2013. See PA story RACING Ascot. Photo credit should read: Tim Ireland/PA Wire

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Barry Geraghty riding Volnay De Thaix steers his mount around the fallen Prince Siegfried during the Mitie Kennel Gate Novices’ Hurdle at Ascot Racecourse, Berkshire. Read more

Horse mounted policemen patrol oyster cultures to protect them from thieves on December 10, 2013 in G fosse-Fontenay, northwestern France.

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Horse-mounted policemen patrol oyster cultures to protect them from thieves on in Géfosse-Fontenay, France

Work continues on The Kelpies sculptures at the eastern entrance to the Forth and Clyde canal on October 10, 2013 in Falkirk, Scotland. The two Kelpie heads are positioned at a specially constructed canal lock and basin part of the Helix project, each weighing 300 tonnes and standing 100 feet tall. The structure was designed by sculptor Andy Scott as a monument to horse powered heritage across Central Scotland.

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Work continues on The Kelpies sculptures at the eastern entrance to the Forth and Clyde canal on Wednesday in Falkirk, Scotland. The two Kelpie heads are positioned at a specially constructed canal lock and basin part of the Helix project, each weighing 300 tonnes and standing 100 feet tall. The structure was designed by sculptor Andy Scott as a monument to horse-powered heritage across Central Scotland.

Worker tightens a rope to raise a four-metre-high statue of horses at a new housing complex in Bogor...A worker tightens a rope to raise a four-metre-high statue of horses at a new housing complex at Parung village in Bogor, Indonesia's West Java province September 19, 2013. REUTERS/Beawiharta

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A worker tightens a rope to raise a four-metre-high statue of horses at a new housing complex at Parung village in Bogor, in Indonesia‘s West Java province.

Dutch cavalry horses and their riders are exposed to smoke on September 16, 2013 as they undergo a stress test on the beach in Scheveningen. The horses and riders are tested with gunfire, music and smoke ahead of the September 17  parade in The Hague and Speech from the Throne, one of the main features of government policy for the coming parliamentary session.

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Dutch cavalry horses and their riders are exposed to smoke on Monday as they undergo a stress test on the beach in Scheveningen. The horses and riders are tested with gunfire, music and smoke ahead of the September 17 parade in The Hague and Speech from the Throne, one of the main features of government policy for the coming parliamentary session.

A woman hugs a terracotta warrior replicas as she post for a souvenir photo at the Museum of Qin Terracotta Warriors and Horses in Xi'an, in central China's Shaanxi province Tuesday, July 30, 2013. Thousands of terracotta soldiers that were buried in the tomb of the Emperor Qin Shihuang, who ruled China between 221-210 B.C., are displayed in Xi'an.

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A woman hugs a terracotta warrior replica as she poses for a souvenir photo at the Museum of Qin Terracotta Warriors and Horses in Xi’an, Shaanxi province in central China on Tuesday.

Two horses fight during the Rapa das Bestas traditional event in the Spanish northwestern village of Sabucedo July 5, 2013. On the first weekend of the month of July, hundreds of wild horses are rounded up, trimmed and groomed in different villages in the Spanish northwestern region of Galicia. REUTERS/Miguel Vidal (SPAIN - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS)

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Two horses fight during the Rapa das Bestas traditional event in the village of Sabucedo in Spain on Friday. On the first weekend of July, hundreds of wild horses are rounded up, trimmed and groomed in different villages in the northwestern region of Galicia.

Relatives embrace each other as they race on horses through a cheering crowd during the traditional Fiesta of San Joan (Saint John) in downtown Ciutadella, on the Spanish Balearic Island of Menorca, June 24, 2013. The riders of the horses are the representatives of ancient Ciutadella society - nobility, clergy, craftsmen and farmers.

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Relatives embrace each other as they race on horses through a cheering crowd during the traditional Fiesta of Sant Joan in downtown Ciutadella, on the Spanish Balearic island of Menorca. The riders of the horses are the representatives of ancient Ciutadella society – nobility, clergy, craftsmen and farmers.